Lauren Nicole Holiday (born September 30, 1987), née Lauren Nicole Cheney, is an American retired professional soccer player who played as a midfielder and forward for the United States women's national soccer team from 2007 to 2015.She is a two-time Olympic gold medalist and FIFA Women's World Cup champion. She attended Ben Davis High School in Indianapolis where she was named the school's most valuable offensive player in 2004–05.Rebecca Lear Highsmith in the made-for-TV film King of Texas (2002).The actress now stars as the Director Jenny Shepard in the series Navy NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service (2005-? On the silver screen, the doe-eyed beauty who earned her breakout role as the tough and smart wife Linda Lee in the Rob Cohen-helmed shockingly biopic Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (1993) received major success and worldwide fame with the blockbuster smash hit Dumb and Dumber (1994), playing Jim Carreys girlfriend Mary Swanson. A recognizable face among television viewers, the ravishingly beautiful, blue-eyed Holly made a name for herself as the adorable, virginal Julie Cortlandt Chandler in the long-running day time soap All My Children (1986-89), in which she nabbed a Daytime Emmy nomination, and as the sensitive but sturdy Deputy Max in David E. Its funny to this day, Ill be out to dinner or out shopping and someone will yell, Its Julie from All My Children. Lauren Holly on her character Julie on All My Children Award-winning American actress Lauren Holly is one of the few performers who can claim justifiable triumph on both the small and wide screen.Following the 2013 NWSL season, Holiday was awarded the Golden Boot, an award given to the player who scores the most goals (12) and was named the league's Most Valuable Player (MVP). team making preparations for the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup and training starting with the Four Nations Tournament in January. She came off the bench in the gold medal match to play the final 23 minutes after suffering a minor injury in the semifinal.In 2014 NWSL season, FC Kansas City finished the regular season in second place, with Holiday providing a team-leading 7 assists, and finished second in goals scored with 8 behind Amy Rodriguez's 13. Holiday scored her 12th international goal during the U. During the team's next group stage match against Colombia, Cheney served the assist to Megan Rapinoe's first World Cup goal who had just subbed into the match. Start – played entire match on minute (off player) – substituted on at the minute indicated, and player was substituted off at the same time off minute (on player) – substituted off at the minute indicated, and player was substituted on at the same time (The final score.
She continued her study at the prestigious Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, New York, from which she earned a B. With her scholastic resume, Holly was seemed on her way to follow in her parents footsteps. She also took drama classes at London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.
Additionally, Holly is known for her impressive turns in films like Sydney Pollacks Sabrina (1995), Ted Demmes Beautiful Girls (1996), Edward Burns No Looking Back (1998), Oliver Stones Any Given Sunday (1999) and Mel Gibson and Helen Hunts What Women Want (2000).
The Pennsylvania-born, Geneva-raised actress will play small role Marilyn in the family film Chasing 3000 (2006) for director Gregory J. Off screen, Holly is most-known for her on-again and off-again relationship with comedian/actor Jim Carrey, whom she met in 1994 while filming the hit Dumb and Dumber and finally got married in 1996.
Holiday became the first player in UCLA history to earn NSCAA/adidas First-Team All-America honors all four years of her career.
At UCLA, she set new school records for points (173) and game-winning goals (28); and tied the career school record in goals with 71.